Wayne Rooney shares throwback snaps with his wife Coleen and their four sons from their recent Dubai holiday amid Wagatha Christie trial
The former football player, 36, took to Instagram on Thursday to give an insight into his balmy holiday with his wife, 36, and their sons Kai, 12, Klay, nine, Kit, six, and Cass, four.
One snap saw Wayne cut a casual figure in dark jeans and a grey polo shirt with a patterned collar as he stood with his arm wrapped around Coleen.
Fun times: Wayne Rooney has shared an array of throwback snaps with his wife Coleen and their sons from their recent Dubai trip amid the Wagatha Christie trial
Meanwhile, his TV personality wife looked effortlessly chic in an off-the-shoulder white spotted dress with frilled lace detailing.
She styled her chocolate tresses in a straight fashion and accessorised her chic ensemble with large silver hoop earrings.
Coleen flaunted her natural beauty with a light dusting of make-up and appeared to be in jovial spirits as she flashed a huge smile.
Another snap saw Wayne posing with his three oldest sons Kai, Klay and Kit, and Coleen’s father Tony, while other adorable pictures saw the doting father kissing and hugging his kids.
Family: Wayne, 36, took to Instagram on Thursday to give an insight into his trip with his wife, 36, and their sons Kai, 12, Klay, nine, Kit, six, and Cass, four (also pictured: Coleen’s dad Tony)
The family have since returned to England after enjoying a luxurious holiday in Dubai, where they stayed at a £7,000-per-night hotel.
They flew out from Manchester after skipping the last day of the so-called Wagatha Christie libel trial against Rebekah Vardy, which gripped Britain.
But during their holiday, the couple were slammed after WAG Coleen shared snaps of her family swimming with dolphins during the trip.
An outraged representative from World Animal Protection blasted the couple for encouraging the practice – arguing the mammals are kept in ‘tiny barren, concrete tanks 200k times smaller than their natural space’.
Peter Kemple Hardy, head of campaigns at the non-profit organisation told MailOnline: ‘Sadly every year millions of animal lovers like the Rooney family are misled into thinking that captive dolphin experiences are cruelty-free, educational and good for conservation efforts.
Doting dad: Other sweet photographs saw Wayne kissing and hugging his kids as they enjoyed the break
Lavish: The family have returned to England after enjoying a luxurious holiday in Dubai, where they stayed at a £7,000-per-night hotel
‘Unfortunately, the industry is profiting billions of dollars from keeping dolphins in tiny barren, concrete tanks 200k times smaller than their natural space.
‘Dolphins are wild animals and in their natural environment, swim 100 square kilometres of ocean freely, sometimes much more.
‘We are calling on holiday makers to see dolphins in the wild with a responsible tour operator rather than in captivity and for tour operators like TUI to follow the lead of Expedia, TripAdvisor, Virgin Holidays, British Airways Holidays and Booking.com who have all stopped profiting from dolphin entertainment.’
During the trip, Coleen’s family stayed at the spectacular Jumeriah Al Qasr hotel which boasts a Presidential Suite with three bedrooms costing around £7,000 a night.
The Rooneys are thought to have paid around £1,300 a night for one of the hotel’s private villas close to the beach. The villas include the services of a butler.
‘They’re kept in tiny barren, concrete tanks!’ But Coleen and Wayne were criticised by after the family swam with dolphins during their Dubai trip
Controversial: Coleen had posted a collection of photos from their getaway on Sunday, including one where delighted Kit received a kiss on the cheek from one of the mammals
The hotel which opened in 2004 features horse statues along with waterfalls and other decorative features including marble pillars adorning its grounds.
The family flew out from Manchester after skipping the final day of the so-called Wagatha Christie libel trial.
Coleen and Wayne had spent seven days in London’s High Court as she rebutted claims that she had libelled Rebekah, the wife of Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy.
The mother-of-four had accused Rebekah, 40, of leaking stories to The Sun about her family after entrapping her in a notorious ‘sting operation’ on Instagram.
Coleen famously revealed in October 2019 how she planted fake stories on her personal Instagram account and had changed her settings so that the posts could only be seen by Rebekah’s account.
Heading off: The Rooneys flew out from Manchester after skipping the last day of the so-called Wagatha Christie libel trial which gripped Britain
Each of the bogus stories then found their way into The Sun newspaper, prompting Coleen to suggest that Rebekah’s account was the source of the leaks.
Coleen had claimed that her actions were a ‘last resort’ after she came to the conclusion someone was leaking information about her to The Sun.
She defended herself against the libel claims in court by insisting that her allegations against Rebekah were the truth.
Rebekah claimed in turn that Coleen’s post, which was published while she was pregnant, cost her a book deal and an endorsement for placenta capsules, while also acting as a lightning rod for people to abuse her on social media.
Tactical: Coleen famously revealed in October 2019 how she planted fake stories on Rebekah Vardy’s (pictured) Instagram and changed her settings so the posts could only be seen by her